“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”
Dr. Lekalakala is a Specialist Psychiatrist dedicated to providing holistic care and treatment specific to each client’s needs. His warm and nurturing approach is mainly comprised of pharmacotherapy and behavioural therapies. He has extensive experience in the medical/legal relationship concerning aviation mental health and has given talks at both the Biological Psychiatry Congress in South Africa and the World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Spain.
To achieve his goal of holistic care, Dr. Lekalakala works alongside a specialist team of psychologists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and social workers. Special interests include the diagnosis and treatment of Mood Disorders, like Bipolar and Depression, using psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy; Anxiety Disorders, using pharmacotherapy as well as behavioural therapies; Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, by establishing coping strategies for individuals in recovery; and Psychotic Disorders, using holistic management strategies.
He also provides psychiatric assessments in sectors like RAF and civil litigation as part of a medicolegal function.
- MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
- DMH (Diploma in Mental Health – CMSA)
- M.Med Psychiatry (Masters of Medicine in Psychiatry)
- F.C Psych (Fellow College of Psychiatrist – CMSA)
Dr. Lekalakala's are of expertise:
Using an array of testing techniques, Dr Lekalakala gains deeper insights into an individual’s thoughts, behaviour, and personality. The information gathered during a psychiatric assessment contributes to making a diagnosis, which is required before treatment can commence. These assessments can also be used in a medicolegal capacity where applicable.
The term Medicolegal refers to the joint medical and legal aspects that impact a situation. Dr. Lekalakala has extensive expertise in the medicolegal aspect of civil litigation and RAF, providing psychiatric assessments and reports as required in such cases.
Behaviourism focuses on looking at specific, learned behaviours and how they might impact an individual’s well-being. Various techniques make up the category, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, that Dr Lekalakala uses in the treatment of a range of mental health issues.